Freshman Requirements

A freshman applicant is a first time in college student who will or has graduated from high school but has not attended a college or university since high school graduation.  Students who have participated in a high school dual credit program, concurrent enrollment program or early college high school program while in high school are considered a freshman applicant.

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Assured Admission Requirements

Students who graduate in the top 30 percent of their high school class and successfully complete the requirements below will gain automatic admissions to UNT Dallas.

Students who graduate from an accredited high school and fulfill the curriculum requirements for the Recommended or Distinguished high school graduation plans (Summer 2017 and prior); Distinguished Achievement or HB5 Foundations with Endorsements high school graduation plans (Fall 2017 and later); or a curriculum equivalent in content and rigor can gain assured admissions determined by rank in class or unweighted grade point average (GPA on a 4.0 scale).

Admission based on Class Rank

Class Rank Old SAT (CR+M) New SAT (ERW+M) ACT

Top 30%

No minimum score, test submission not required No minimum score, test submission not required No minimum score, test submission not required

Admission based on Unweighted GPA

Collegiate GPA
(4.0 scale)

SAT
(ERW + MATH)

ACT Score
(Composite)

3.00 - 4.00

No minimum score, test submission not required

No minimum score, test submission not required

2.00 - 2.99

1020*

If no test score is submitted, student will be considered through individual holistic review.

20*

If no test score is submitted, student will be considered through individual holistic review.

Below a 2.0

Student will be considered through individual holistic review.

Student will be considered through individual holistic review.

Do not meet automatic admissions requirements?

If you do not meet the assured admissions requirements, or you were not able to or chose not take the SAT or ACT, no problem. You will be evaluated holistically by out admission committee. This individual review of your application is an automatic process whenever the Undergraduate Admission Office determines that an applicant does not meet the assured admissions requirements. You do not have to request this individual review of your application.

The admissions committee knows that you are more than just a number and will consider other factors that my include, but are not limited to:

  • High school GPA (unweighted 4.0 scale)
  • Strength of academic background (course selection, rigor, graduation plan, college entrance exam scores, etc.)
  • Record of extracurricular activities, leadership experiences, achievements, honors, and awards
  • Community Service
  • Employment and internship experience
  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (guidance counselor, college advisor, teacher, coach, employer, etc.)
  • First-Generation in College status
  • Other special circumstances that put the student’s academic achievements into context, including his or her socioeconomic status, experience in a single parent home, family responsibilities, experience overcoming adversity, cultural background, race and ethnicity, the language spoken in the applicant’s home, and other information in the student’s file

Upon completion of this individual review, the Undergraduate Admissions Office will notify the student of their options for possible admission to UNT Dallas.

These options may include:

  • Submit additional information to elaborate on the factors listed above. For example, submit personal statement/essay addressing your education and career goals, letter(s) of recommendation, resume, etc.
  • Defer a decision until additonal information is available. For example, request you submit a transcript with grades from first semester of your senior year or upon completing your senior year in hope of seeing improvement to your GPA. 
  • Attending a community college and completing 13 or more college level hours with a minimum 2.25 GPA

 

 

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